(Closed) What you thought you would get vs. what you did get.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I thought for sure I wanted a lace mermaid dress which I still really do like:

 

But when I went to another Bridal Shop I tried on a dress similiar to this and just fell in love with the fabric and simplicity:

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had found a dress I loved online. I went to one store that had dresses that were similar to the one I liked and I liked parts of each one. (Looking back it was kind of like mixing and matching to make the dress I originally wanted) So the next trip I went and tried on the original dress I liked that the other store didn’t have, and that was it!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I too went to try on an off-the-shoulder and wound up getting a strapless sweetheart neckline. I found the off-the-shoulder was lovely, but I just couldn’t move in it.

Post # 6
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Good thread.

OMG!! enoh102  On my first shopping trip this was the only dress that suited me! But I fell out of love with it when looking at me in it in photos as I had a style in mind – see below.   

MsJ26 I tried the maggie phillipa is it, the first pic you’ve shown. It looked nice but I’d already tried on my dream..

I suppose i’m lucky and perhaps rare as what I fell in love with on the internet a year ago I loved when on, on my 2nd shopping trip. So my Vs pictures are first the model picture when I first fell in love and the second is of me in it. 

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Post # 7
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I went for this:

 

And ended up with this:

Post # 8
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i thought i wanted a simple beach dress (ie. Nicole Miller). the first one was the one i fell in love with online…the second one is what i ended up with (poufy, a train, all the things i had said i definitely did not want!)

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Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I knew exactly what I wanted, I searched high and low for it, and after buying three dresses I wasn’t crazy about I found it, only 6 weeks before my wedding! Still not 100% what I wanted, but as close as possible to the original vision. I guess I’m not one of those people that can be surprised by their own choices, I know what I like and I stick to it 🙂

Here’s my inspiration photo, and my own dress:

 

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Post # 10
Hostess
11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@enoh102: I made a mistake the Augusta Jones tia that you tried on was the only dress that suited me on my 1st trip.

meliss When I see posts with you in your dress I think you look fabulous in it, you did a good job of matching it to what you wanted.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had so many dresses that I liked that I’m not sure I could say that I was surprised or got something different (aside from wanting straps and getting a strapless).  I learned from trying on dresses what worked with my body type… once I had that down, it was a matter of finding the best one in that style for me.

I did do a major change with the train, though.  When I started out, I was determined not to have a train.  Didn’t want to trip on it, thought it was impractical.  Only wanted to look at dresses that I could get without a train.  I ended up with a train as I learned I could walk in a dress with one and… well, they’re pretty. :>

Post # 12
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3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I can’t find the picture of my original two dresses that I wanted.  But they were huge ballgowns with pickups and lots of beading and detailing on the bodice.  And this is what I ended up with (plus a couple of roses on the skirt that got lost in the bag and thus weren’t on the dress in the pictures).

 

 

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Post # 13
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Thought I wanted something with the Mermaid/ Trumpet look like these pictures:

WWhat I ended up with: (can’t wait to wear it :)) 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I ended up getting EXACTLY what I was imagining actually.  I ended up getting my dress on my first shopping trip b/c I was just like “Check check check – this is what I want!”:

One of my inspirations (I liked certain aspects, but not others)

Actual dress:

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What I thought I wanted

 

What I got, similar actually now that I look at it lol…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@sassy: I was certain I would get an all lace dress and I ended up with Jenna too!

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